Botox is an FDA-approved neuromodulator. Botox has been proven safe and effective at smoothing out wrinkles and giving you a natural appearance with no social downtime following the procedure. Botox works to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles by blocking nerve impulses and paralyzing the muscles underneath your skin. The treatment takes approximately 10 to 30 minutes; noticeable results appear 5 to 7 days after treatment with full effects at 2 weeks and can last up to 3 to 4 months. Maintenance is required to maintain these results.
Botox has been peer-reviewed in more than 16 years’ worth of published medical journals. About 100 million Botox vials have been sold since 2002, and it is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind.
Xeomin is also an FDA-approved neuromodulator. Xeomin is a neurotoxin like Botox and an injectable treatment that promotes smoother, younger-looking skin. Xeomin works similar to Botox in that it blocks the signals from the nerves to the muscles and causes the muscles to relax, and wrinkles to smooth out. Some patients report that the effects of Xeomin kick in faster than that of Botox.
Xeomin is a “naked” form of Botulinum Toxin and contains no protein additives like Botox. The purified structure of Xeomin helps prevent antibody resistance. Wrinkles will start to fade within three to four days after your Xeomin treatment and complete results will be apparent within 14 days. Maintenance is required to maintain these results.